Jacob Hacker on What We've Forgotten About Growth & Prosperity

Mar 28, 11:00 AM

Mike talks with Yale political scientist Jacob Hacker about his work on economic growth, insecurity, and inequality. Dr. Hacker's books include 'The Great Risk Shift', Winner-Take-All Politics, and, most recently, 'American Amnesia: How the War on Government Led Us to Forget What Made America Prosper'.

 Mike and Dr. Hacker discuss what we've forgotten about shared economic growth, why the United States is lagging in so many areas where it once was a world leader, if we're too nostalgic for a past that can't be recreated, the effects technological change and globalization have had on American prosperity, how we can move to a positive-sum economic future, why Donald Trump is an unexpected opportunity for progressives, and lots more.

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